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Constant change will result in all things melting back into the creative elements from which they were born. Life is precious. Regardless if you have faith that there is more after death, or you think this one life is it, our beautiful existence is a creative opportunity to express our passions. So do your best.
It is hard to do your best these days if you are paying attention. Things often feel like they are turning for the worse. Our growth based economy is destined for failure. The climate crisis, Fukushima, the Sixth Major Extinction, incessant war-spending, exponential human-population growth, transnational corporate control of global resources, commodification of water, the widening gap of rich and poor…..the….the…the…
WTF are we to do?
Breathe through it folks. Remember that we are all on the same team. We are team clean air and water (even if we don’t all know it yet).
Live by example. Take heart in the amazing work being done to sink carbon, return to local agriculture, preserve habitat, create zero-waste industries, and to shift to green-energy. Start local businesses that create sustainable work for people supplying tangible, needed resources. Offer surplus resource to those in need. Give back to the greater good through your life’s work. Support regenerative efforts to sink carbon, build topsoil, infiltrate water, and expand forests.
As we create our way through the quagmire of modern problems take solace in this: The more you spend time in nature, spend less money, take more time-off, breathe deeply, enjoy just being, growing as an individual, and reject needless resource accumulation, know that you are demonstrating the solutionary presence that is a critical part of establishing the new norm for humanity.
We must not grow to acquire things, but instead grow to acquire knowledge, demonstrate wisdom, experience serenity, refine talents and embody reverence.
Breathe air. Drink water. Eat wholesome local food. Enjoy each other’s company. But let the rat race for superfluous stuff shrivel on the vine. Walk on the beach, in the forest, and along the riverside. Take time off. Enjoy your stint of being on this beautiful planet doing your part to demonstrate the blending of a modern covenant with nature in this most interesting and transitional times.
And for goodness sake, take action this 21st towards bringing this consciousness to as many others as you can! Turn21 ~